Eric Remer

All good things take time

Fish leaps from small bowl to large bowlNo matter how good you are, it takes time to really mature and be great.  There is real value of getting thrown into the fire and learning on the job. But there is also real value in being brought along slowly and learning what you know and don't know....

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Lisa Hephner

Get The Picture: DIY Photography for Small Business

lens-582606_640 Whether it is a picture of your newest product, an energetic shot of your team at work, or before and after pictures for your service offering, the perfect image can mean the difference between engaging potential customers and losing them by falling flat. Don’t let your small business suffer from ordinary images. With so many options for taking and enhancing your own photos, the DIY approach can...

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Lisa Hephner

The Many Flavors of Entrepreneurship

entrepreneurIt takes a special kind of person to start a small business-- one with passion, mixed with a can-do attitude, and an infectious enthusiasm that sweeps-up investors, customers, and employees. However, entrepreneurs (like small businesses) come in many flavors and styles. The following list breaks down entrepreneurial sub-categories. If you’re already a small business owner, check out the sources listed to connect with your like-minded peers. If you’re thinking about starting...

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Lisa Hephner

“Mother” Apps

mom_phoneMother’s day is this Sunday May 10th. So, at the risk of sounding like a nag, if you haven’t yet ordered that special gift, sent out that card, or at least set a reminder to call your Mother on Sunday—get to it! Of course, it shouldn’t take a Hallmark Holiday to help us appreciate how our mothers have shaped our lives. In that spirit, the following Apps will help you...

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Eric Remer

It is more fun to do, than to not do

people-dancing-holding-handsI was at the Farmers Market last weekend and an African drum band was playing. They were singing, drumming and dancing a variety of traditional dances. Toward the end of the performance, the leader of the troupe asked everyone in the audience to come onstage and join them in their final dance....

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Amy Wigginton

Reads of the Week – May 1

News on Any Platform: Computer, Tablet, MobileWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners including how to create a strong cash flow strategy, recession-proofing your business, stand out from the competition and how net neutrality benefits SMBs....

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Lisa Hephner

There’s a Stat for That

statisticsUsing statistics can help strengthen just about any small business marketing presentation or sales pitch by providing a third-party basis for your claims. Additionally, statistical data and industry studies can be critical to helping you understand your marketplace, and to helping you make informed decisions about how to grow your small business. This free source will help you use statistics to add some color to a marketing claim, back-up the urgency...

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